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Group accuses Osun Poly Rector of gross misconduct, petitions EFCC, ICPC, others

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The Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, CHRSJ, has petitioned the Federal Ministry of Education; Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, over corruption allegation against the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Dr. J. Taiwo Adekolawole.

In a statement sent to DAILY NIGERIAN, the CHRSJ’s Executive-Chairman, Adeniyi Sulaiman, alleged that the rector and his cohorts had misappropriated funds through fictitious services and projects at the institution.

According to the group, a forensic audits should be conducted into all the institution’s accounting books from January 1, 2015 till June 30, 2020.

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CHRSJ called for the setting up of an independent panel of enquiry to investigate official gross misconducts leveled against Mr Adekolawole for possible disciplinary action.

The letter further stated that the anti-graft bodies ensure that all the public funds “illegally moved out of the Polytechnic treasury be returned to the institution purse with the evidence of proves”.

The group also demanded that “the Rector be suspended hence forth from office, till the conclusion of all the allegations of financial crimes and gross official misconducts leveled against him, before summary dismissal.

“Anti- graft bodies should allow conducting forensic audit into all the Federal Polytechnic Ede Account books from 1st of January, 2015 till 30th of June, 2020.”

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“EFCC and ICPC should investigate the salary account of Mrs. Olukemi Adekolawole from 1st of January, 2015 till 30th of June, 2020, in order to know the actual salaries collected by her as a result of illegal promotion and upgrading given to her by her husband, Dr. J. Taiwo Edaogbogun Adekolawole, the current Rector of the Polytechnic”.

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